July 21, 2023
2023 Monaco DL Recap: Gebrhiwet Is Back, Warholm > dos Santos & a New Kenyan Steeple Star
Hagos Gebrhiwet won a stacked 5k in 12:42, and Karsten Warholm broke the DL 400H record again with his 46.51.
September 24, 2019
2019 Worlds Men's 5K Preview: With No Clear Favorite, Could Jakob Ingebrigtsen Earn Norway's First-Ever 5K Medal?
Due to USATF's foolish policy, a 12:58 American won't be in this race. And a lot of the guys who could have won this race -- Mo Farah, Joshua Cheptegei, Yomif Kejelcha -- aren't running it. Who will step up in their absence? Might it be Canada's Mo Ahmed? We don't think it's impossible.
July 20, 2019
2019 London DL Day 1: Hagos G Holds Off Jakob Ingebrigtsen in Thriller, Laura Muir Crushes It, and Nijel Amos Goes Down
The mid-d and distance on Day 1 of London was fantastic. It featured big wins for Laura Muir and Hagos Gebrhiwet, another amazing performance by Norwegian wunderkind Jakob Ingebrigtsen, and disaster for Nijel Amos. Plus a Canadian record in the women's 1500.
July 18, 2019
Analyzing The Ethiopian 10,000 Trials: Last Night, Would Hagos G Have Beaten Mo Farah In His Prime?
We compare the splits from Hagos G's 26:48 race last night to Mo Farah's 26:49 race from 2017 Worlds and the stats look pretty good for Hagos.
July 05, 2019
2019 Lausanne DL Recap: Gebrhiwet Miscounts His Laps, Cheruiyot Runs 3:28 and SAFP Runs 10.74
Lausanne entertained from start to finish as we saw a super-fast men's 1500, a wild men's 5000 with the fastest penultimate lap in history and a whole lot more.
April 13, 2019
2019 BAA 5K: Hagos Gebrhiwet (13:42) Repeats as Monicah Ngige (15:16) Runs Away From Women's Field
Ben True (13:44) and Justyn Knight (13:46) were 2nd and third as Kim Conley took top American honors in the women's race in fourth (15:36).
December 26, 2018
2018 LRC World & US Rankings, M 3K/5K: Yomif Kejelcha Edges Selemon Barega For World #1 Honors; Paul Chelimo Is US #1 (Again)
We know Selemon Barega ran 12:43 but in the end decided you can't really be World #1 if you failed to medal at World U20s and the African champs.
November 18, 2018
Day 3 in Ethiopia: Hagos Gebrhiwet Wins, Haile G Dances, and ... No Porta-Potties?
April 14, 2018
2018 BAA 5K: Hagos Gebrhiwet (13:42) & Buze Diriba (15:22) Pull Off Ethiopian Sweep
Ben True and Tommy Curtin tried to take advantage of a missed turn by Gebhriwet let but were unable to pull off the victory. Plus Aidan Puffer of Manchester, Connecticut set a new age-13 world record of 15:47. *MB: Americans go home devastated: Hagos G (13:42) and Buze Diriba (15:22) win 2018 BAA 5k. MB: Aidan Puffer of Manchester, Connecticut just set a new age-13 world record of 15:47, smashing his own record of 16:11.4.
March 04, 2018
Yomif Kejelcha Defends His 3000m World Title With Ease
He crushed the field the final lap as season #1 with the NOP ends on a high.
February 26, 2018
2018 World Indoors M 3K Preview: Paul Chelimo Goes For His First Global Gold Against A Trio Of Ethiopian Studs
Chelimo has he hands full as Ethiopia has three entrants and they are all very good. Could 18-year old Selemon Barega be the successor to Haile G and Kenenisa B?
February 10, 2018
Edward Cheserek Destroys Hagos Gebrhiwet at 2018 NBIGP to Complete Epic 3:49/7:38 2-Day Double
During his four years at Oregon, Edward Cheserek became a legend in the US by winning 17 NCAA titles. This weekend, he started working on becoming a legend at the world level by pulling off a insane double.
January 31, 2018
Weekend Preview: Rupp and Hasay at USA XC, Ches, Engels, and a Lot of $$$ at Camel City, & Fast Races in Karlsruhe
The Super Bowl may be on Sunday but we are calling Saturday "Super Saturday" - what an incredible day of action. If you are a distance fan, you might as well cancel your plans as there is going to be riveting action all day long.
December 30, 2016
2016 LRC Year-End Rankings, Men's 3,000/5,000: Mo Farah Is #1 Again; Paul Chelimo Tops U.S. List After Shock Silver in Rio
Farah's presence at the top of the podium in Rio was no surprise, but few envisioned Chelimo, who was just 11th at USAs last year, winning America's first Olympic medal in the 5,000 since 1964 and two other Americans cracking the world top 10. *MB: What a year for Team USA! Three American men make our World Top 10 in our 3000/5000 rankings.
August 26, 2016
Paris DL Preview: Can Simpson or Rowbury Get the American Record at 1500? Will the World Record in the Steeple Fall? How Fast Can Paul Chelimo Go?
Paul Chelimo headlines the men's 3,000 field, which includes fellow Olympic silver medallist Paul Tanui plus Ryan Hill, Hagos Gebrhiwet, Muktar Edris and Yomif Kejelcha. Olympic champ Faith Kipyegon could be capable of something really fast in the 1500 as she faces Jenny Simpson and Shannon Rowbury, while Ruth Jebet, Hyvin Kiyeng and Emma Coburn renew acquaintances in the steeple. Plus Berian vs. Souleiman vs. Bosse vs. Makhloufi in the 800.
August 18, 2016
2016 Olympic Men’s 5,000 Preview: Favorite Mo Farah Aims to Complete the Double-Double; Can Bernard Lagat Medal at 41?
Farah looks like a lock for gold after winning the 10k, but with no Kenyans in the final for the first time since 1980, the question is who earns the other medals?
June 18, 2016
Boston Recap: U.S. Leaders for Ajee Wilson in 800 (1:59.72) and Ben True in 1500 (3:36.05), Sub-13 for Dejen Gebremeskel & HS Junior Kate Murphy (4:07.21, #3 A-T) Runs Faster Than the Pros
There were some fast times at the inaugural adidas Boost Boston Games on Friday.
June 09, 2016
2016 Bislett Games Full Meet Recap: Asbel Kiprop Crushes Everyone In the Mile, Dafne Schippers Crushes Everyone in the 200, and Hagos Gebrhiwet Wins The Loaded 5000
We break every event down for you including wins by Joe Kovacs and Andre De Grasse as well as 3:59 equivalent for a 15-year old!!
May 12, 2016
Shanghai DL Preview: Nick Symmonds Races An 800 For First Time In 10 Months and Faces David Rudisha; American Jenny Simpson Faces Faith Kipyegon & Dawit Seyaum In Tough 1,500; Yomif Kejelcha Headlines Ethiopian-Heavy 5000
Tell the kids there Saturday morning cartoons will have to wait as the Saturday morning action is bound to entertain. Other headliners include Hyvin Kiyeng (steeple), Justin Gatlin (100), Joe Kovacs (SP), Tianna Bartoletta (LJ), Renaud Lavillenie (PV) and Omar McLeod (110H).
April 19, 2016
Stacked Field Set For Pre Classic 5000: Americans Ben True, Ryan Hill, Bernard Lagat Face Top Africans Geoffrey Kamworor, Yomif Kejelcha, Hagos Gebrhiwet And Caleb Ndiku
There are 10-guys who have gone under 13-minutes including Yenew Alamirew, Isiah Koech and Edwin Soi. Chris Derrick, Cam Levins, Hassan Mead, Paul Chelimo also in the field.